Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sight and Sound called it a masterpiece. TrustMovies might not go quite that far, but SLEEP FURIOUSLY -- the visual tone poem from Gideon Koppel that takes place in the small village where his Jewish refugee parents found a home -- is an unusual and quietly stirring piece of work.
Mary Renault's The Persian Boy to tomes on cooking.
Aphex Twin). That stationary camera and the many changes of scene provide a kind of consistency that is oddly reassuring. Toward the finale we see this quote: "It is only when I sense the end of things that I find the courage to speak. The courage, not the words." Well, let others find the words. Mr Koppel has certainly found the images.
Microcinema International release, in association with Fandor.com, opens this Friday, July 29, at New York City's Cinema Village. (Fandor.com will show the film online for an exclusive window of 24 hours on the opening day of this theatrical engagement.) Let's hope the film gets picked up for further theatrical play across the country and finds its way onto DVD eventually.